The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night.
The Phillies need lineup help, that much is clear. The first offseason shoe to drop happened Tuesday, when they signed Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million deal. There might be a bigger shoe to drop.
Former Phillies pitcher JA Happ is ‘responsive’ and ‘doing well’ after being hit in the head with a line drive Tuesday night.
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ has been hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto’s game against Tampa Bay.
Rookie right-hander Drew Hutchison left in the first inning with a sore elbow but five Toronto relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
After picking up back-to-back wins for the first time this month to wrap up the series in Minnesota, the Phillies move to Toronto for a weekend three-game series with the Blue Jays.
Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 27th home run, one of three Toronto homers in a four-run eighth inning, and the Blue Jays snapped Cliff Lee’s five-start winning streak with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.